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Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist

after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad

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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

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Finally relief

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Finally relief

Post  bluejean on Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:55 am

Hello all, It's been a couple of months since I've been on here but I wanted to share my relief that I've had. For the last two years I've suffered from V. I tried everything. I started out learning that I couldn't use anything with any fragrance in it down there. Sometimes I would think I was using something without it and I would discover it did...........so now .....nothing but plain unscented soap. I also started using frangrance free so dye laundry detergent. I finally had a little relief but still lots of pain.

My Dr prescribed me Gabo Pentin. Last year I used it and it didn't work.......at the time I had not quit using plain soaps or changed my detergent so I gave up on the Gabopentin.
Dr asked me to try Gabopentin again.,,,,,,,,,so I did. I finally ......in two years........have found relief. I think the two things combined........cutting out all frangrance of any kind and the Gabopentin has done it. I havn't felt so much relief in so long.

Also, through research I believe Vulvodynina is connected with fibromyalgia (sp?) and also bone being out of place. I went to the chiropractor and had an adjustment and I even felt more relief. I also suffer from shingles which break out during stress and I think it's related somehow.

Anyway.........I hope this information can help someone else...........cut out all fragrance......only use unscented ivory soap or dove soap and try the crème Gabopentin.......only one pharmacy in my area can fill it cause it has to be compounded.

Praying for you all healing from this terrible thing.


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Re: Finally relief

Post  JulesB on Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:07 pm

Blue jean, I am so pleased for you. Well done for not giving up. Like you, I persisted and found the right combination of treatments that worked for me, although there were many times that I felt so dragged down by the constant pain that I just felt like having it all cut off. It took me around two years also, until I felt pain free, but still vulnerable. I have put posts all over this site to share with others what worked for me because it is the most horrible, depressing pain. I am sure you will join me in saying to others, still in the midst of the hellish pain, keep trying to find what works for you. Reading the posts, it seems that we are all different, our vulvodynia has different, often multiple causes, and the appropriate treatment(s) will also differ. What works for one woman, will not work for another. There are lots of different success stories on this site, so there are lots of treatments to try - some conventional medicines like amitriptylene / gabapentin and steroid creams; others alternative approaches such as chiropraction, acupuncture, essential oils - there should (I sincerely hope) be some combination of treatments that will work for each and every one of us.


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